Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Douglas Feil - Goodreads
I read this to try to understand and learn the craft of writing. With great apprehension, I'm trying to figure out if this is something I want to do. I've been a musician and songwriter for many years ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Sally Kilpatrick - Goodreads
Love. Love. Love. A million times love. Rarely do I want to take a highlighter to a book. Rarely do I nod my head as I read because the truths are so profound. Rarely would I vow to reread a book ... Read full review
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